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Pledge Drive Update

Pledge Drive Update

We are so grateful for all of our listeners who called in and pledged during our May Pledge Drive last week! We are very close to being fully funded for the next quarter, but we have had some listeners ask exactly how much their local station still needs to be fully funded. Below is a list that shows how much is still needed for some of our stations. If your station isn’t listed that means it has already met it’s financial goal!

You are always welcome to donate to a station that still has a financial shortfall. To do so, you can give us a call at 888-887-7120 or give safely and securely online.

KHJ Los Angeles/North Orange County: $20,767
KSFB San Francisco: $29,475
KSMH Sacramento: $5,987
KXXQ New Mexico: $3,330
KYAA Monterey: $1,790
KJOP Lemoore: $4,768
KJPG Bakersfield: $4,344
KIHM Reno: $2,024
KIHU Salt Lake City: $1,574
KIHH Eureka: $1,589
KCIK Kihei Maui: $1,159
Streaming Areas: $6,516

I Was Told My Beliefs Are Judgmental. How Should I Respond?

I Was Told My Beliefs Are Judgmental. How Should I Respond?

In our current cultural climate, agreeing with the teachings of the Catholic Church can lead to accusations of being judgmental or hateful. We should always be mindful that as Catholics we are required to follow the commandments of Jesus – the greatest of which is to love God and love our neighbor. St. Paul tells us to “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15) and that if we speak without love we are like a “noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” (1 Corinthians 13:1)

But sometimes even speaking out of love for someone can lead to accusations of being judgmental. How can you respond?

Patrick Madrid recently received a call on his morning show from a listener who had been away from the Catholic Church for many years, and is now re-establishing her relationship with God and the Church. But she was concerned and conflicted because she felt that what she was hearing on Catholic radio was judgmental, particularly on the issue of homosexuality.

Patrick responded that it is the sign of a healthy relationship that we can discuss our disagreements, but it would be an unhealthy relationship if there were topics we weren’t allowed to talk about because we disagree on them or we were worried about coming across as judgmental. He compared it to having a loved one who had an eating disorder or alcoholism. That, while he was not directly comparing homosexuality to something like alcoholism, the same principle applied: that if you see something that is harmful or bad for someone you love, telling them of the harm they are doing is a loving act, not a judgmental one.

Patrick continued by saying:

“Now it’s not my place to walk over to my neighbors house and knock on his door and say, ‘Hey! Quit drinking!’ I recognize that there are limits, but what you’re hearing on the program here is we discuss the issues of the day that not only affect us individually but also as a society. … If we have a common-sense approach to these issues it necessarily will involve judging the rightness and wrongness of actions. We can’t judge the hearts of people – not just that we shouldn’t judge the hearts of people, but that we can’t, we don’t have the ability to do that. But it doesn’t stop us from saying, ‘You know what, that’s an eating disorder’ or ‘That’s alcoholism’ or ‘That man doesn’t belong in the restroom where that little girl is,’ etc.

And what we’re trying to do every day on this program is to apply the principles of Jesus Christ – what He taught. I believe that He is true God and true man. I believe that He is Lord and Savior. I believe that He has a claim on my life. And so my goal is to try to apply the teachings of Jesus into these real-world situations that we find ourselves in. And sometimes, unfortunately, there’s a conflict because some things that the world says are great, no problem, hunky-dory, go for it, Jesus says, ‘Actually, no.’ Some of the things that the world says are great are actually the opposite.

And so I hope and pray – and your call is a good reminder that we should all do this, myself included – we should always be respectful, we should be patient, we should be charitable, but it shouldn’t deter us from trying to speak the truth in love, not judging other people.”

Listen to the full segment below:

10 Bible Verses to Help You Strengthen Your Marriage

10 Bible Verses to Help You Strengthen Your Marriage

Marriage is a beautiful vocation. The love of a husband and wife is a visible sign of the love of God and the love of Christ for His Church. But like any relationship, marriage involves two imperfect people, and hard times are inevitable. If you are looking to strengthen your marriage there is no better place to turn to than the Word of God in Scripture. Below are 10 Bible verses to encourage you in your marriage, or to share with your loved ones who are engaged or newlywed.

1. 1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

2. Ephesians 4:2-3 Be completely humble and gentle; Be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.

3. Colossians 3:13 Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

4. Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

5. Ecclesiastes 4:12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

6. Proverbs 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

7. Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.

8. 1 John 3:16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for each other. 

9. Ephesians 5:21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

10. Mark 10:9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.

For more on how to strengthen your marriage, visit For Your Marriage.